Basic menstrual hygiene is a crucial part of a woman’s wellbeing and dignity, which every woman should have the right to have access to. However, poor menstrual hygiene is still a situation that many girls from low-income families face in Tanzania today. This is mainly due to the lack of accessibility and high costs of pads. As a result of this many schoolgirls’ often do not attend classes on their periods, which has a strong negative impact on their education.
To provide a sustainable solution to tackle menstrual hygiene issues and empower women by creating an affordable option to make menstrual hygiene products more accessible all over the country. These reusable pads are sold in a kit with different items as seen below. All items can be made locally as all materials are available in the country.